STAMFORD, CT. – May 3, 2016 – NBC Sports Group and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that NBC Sports Radio will serve as the exclusive national terrestrial radio partner for the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.
NBC Sports Radio, distributed by Westwood One, will provide broadcast coverage of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final to affiliated and other terrestrial radio stations. The broadcasts will also be available via NBCSportsRadio.com, the NBC Sports Radio App and SiriusXM Satellite Radio., and the TuneIn digital radio platform. A list of stations carrying the Stanley Cup Final will be available on NBCSportsRadio.com.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will serve as NBC Sports Radio’s broadcast team for the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. Albert calls regular-season and post-season NHL games on NBC and NBCSN and has served as a hockey play-by-play commentator for NBC Sports at four Winter Olympics. Micheletti serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s NHL regular-season and post-season coverage, and began his broadcasting career in 1985 as part of the St. Louis Blues radio team.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Stanley Cup Final to NBC Sports Radio and enhance NBC’s position as the home of hockey in the United States,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures. “The Stanley Cup Final is an iconic event. Its addition bolsters NBC Sports Radio’s position as a hub for dynamic sports talk and high-profile events throughout the year.”
“NBC Sports Group has been a tremendous partner in making the game more accessible to fans,” said David Proper, NHL Executive Vice President of Media Distribution & Strategy. “This extension of our partnership to bring the Stanley Cup Final to NBC Sports Radio is an added bonus for hockey fans coast to coast.”
NBC Sports Radio joins other NBC Sports Group platforms and select NBCUniversal networks in presenting the Stanley Cup Final. This is the fifth consecutive year in which every NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game will be presented nationally across the platforms of NBC Sports Group and select NBCUniversal networks. This year also marks the 11th consecutive season that NBC and NBCSN will combine to cover the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and NBC is scheduled to present up to nine primetime games, tied for the most since acquiring NHL television rights in 2005.
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